Daigle appointed to SWCD Board of Directors

Published 4:51 pm Monday, May 15, 2017

Special to The Leader

Lee Daigle of Orange was appointed to represent subdivision 1 of the Lower Sabine Neches Soil and Water Conservation District #146. Daigle fills the unexpired term of Kim Frank, who served on the board since for the past year. Daigle previously served as District’s Technical Advisor for the past four years.

Daigle owns and operates Bald D Ranch, a cross-breed cow-calf operation and D-G Angus Farm, producing superior genetic Angus cattle. He also has a large hay production operation and participates in soil and water conservation programs on his ranch in Orange.

In addition to his agricultural enterprise, Daigle is also Plant Manager and Director of Business Development of Bait-Tek, Inc., a manufacturing facility that produces polymer-based animal attracts used in world wide control of rabies and other wild animal diseases.

Daigle also serves on the Board of Directors for Orange County Special Angels Rodeo, Orange County Youth Livestock Show, Southeast Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association, and serves as Board Vice-Chair for TAN Healthcare Community Helath Centers. He also works with Texas Agri-Life through the Agricultiure Committee and is Co-Chair of the Leadership Advisory Board.

“The Lower Sabine Neches SWCD’s purpose is to make available to local landowners and operators technical, financial and educational resources to help them better conserve the soil, water and related resources which they manage or own,”said Barbara Winfree, chairman of the district.

The Lower Sabine Neches SWCD is a political subdivision of state government and is divided into five subdivisions. Subdivision 1’s boundaries include the McLewis area and parts of Little Cypress-Mauriceville/

“We want to welcome Les as a member of our board of directors. As a member of our board he will play a significant role in helping our district provide technical assistance to our district cooperators who wish to implement conversation and water improvement programs on their land,” said Winfree.